• Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $143,306.16 - $193,137.84 Annually USD

Job Description




September 21, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., PT

Until needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a
condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required
to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for
qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates
should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION: To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

Plans and directs the work of a moderate-size pharmacy in a hospital or other health care setting.
Essential Job Functions
Interviews and selects supervisory, professional pharmacy and support personnel; plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinates; monitors quality and quantity of work through subordinate supervision and takes corrective action as necessary; investigates and prepares written responses to employee grievances; recommends disciplinary action when indicated.

Meets with medical and facility administrative staff and participates in interdisciplinary committees to coordinate pharmacy policy and procedure with the work of other patient care staff; resolves issues in the provision of drug-related patient care services that cannot be resolved at a lower level.

Develops and supervises the interpretation and enforcement of policies and procedures designed to promote the appropriate use of drugs; presents recommendations on drug formulary additions or deletions to the facility's Pharmacy Therapeutics Committee.

Represents the pharmacy in contacts with hospital administrative staff and with representatives of other agencies and institutions within or outside County service.

Develops and monitors policies and procedures governing pharmacy operations to meet regulatory requirements within the general framework of a hospital, ambulatory care or correctional facilities procedures and established professional standards; interprets and applies overall facility administrative policies in directing pharmacy operations.

Designs, maintains, and coordinates with other patient care and administrative services programs for the control of narcotics and other controlled or restricted drugs and the enforcement of appropriate security measures.

Oversees the ordering of drugs, supplies, and equipment necessary to provide pharmacy services; works with Department of Health Services Pharmacy Procurement and medical staff to mitigate effects of drugs shortages; interviews manufacturers' representatives regarding the purchase of drugs, equipment and supplies.

Makes studies and implements proposals for improvements in methods of ordering, compounding, dispensing, packaging, storing, or distributing drugs and other pharmaceuticals.

Plans and implements information systems for recording and maintaining data on drug usage including costs and prepares or supervises the preparation of summary reports.

Develops proposed solutions to problems of staffing, space, equipment, and service levels and prepares budget requests.
One year of experience at the level of Pharmacy Supervisor I* or higher, including responsibility for planning and implementing pharmacy procedures.

  • Additional points will be awarded for experience at the level of Pharmacy Supervisor I or higher in excess of the Selection Requirements.
A license** to practice as a Registered Pharmacist*** issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

**The required license must be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, or a probationary license will not be accepted.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


Light: Light physical effort may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
*Experience at the level of Pharmacy Supervisor I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Supervises professional and support personnel in the provision of pharmacy services in a hospital, clinic, correctional facility, or other health care setting.

***A pplicants must attach a l egible copy of their license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy to their application at the time of filing, email the required documents to the exam analyst at within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online, or have already uploaded the required documents on their profile when applying for other DHS jobs.
Additional Information
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information, weighted 100%

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


The current vacancies are located within Correctional Health; however, the resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.



Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT on the last day of filing will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email them to the exam analyst at within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online or have already uploaded the required documents on their profile when applying for other DHS jobs. When emailing documents, p lease include the exam number and exam title.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. Refer to their website for more information: .

All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5062 (Best way to contact)

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-7124

Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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